Who is ready for some warmer temperatures?
QUINCY (WGEM) - A trough has been drifting closer to the Tri-States so far today. This trough is not producing precipitation but it has developed a thin band of some mainly upper-level clouds. That thin band of clouds is now moving through the Tri-States. Through the early afternoon hours these clouds will continue to move overhead, but they will not block out sunlight at all and they will gradually fade out. So overall, a mainly sunny sky is expected. The area of high pressure that was directly to our south yesterday has moved further east allowing for wind to flow out of the southwest. Through the early afternoon hours, we could have a few wind gusts of 20 to 25 mph. Then through the rest of the day the winds will start to ease up. These winds and expected sunshine will help us to see some warmer daytime highs. Depending on where you live in the Tri-States, highs will be in the upper 40s to low 50s. This will be the first near normal temperature day for the region since our record warmth 10 days ago.
Tonight, we will have mostly clear skies with light winds. That will lead to colder nighttime lows in the 20s.
The aforementioned area of high pressure will remain nearly stationary through mid-week. This will keep us in persistent south/southwesterly winds. Which in return, will keep pushing our temperatures up a little further.
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